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Ney Remixed

Ney Remixed was created on commission by the City of Austin for the TEMPO temporary public art program.

The piece explores the idea of ‘remixing’ by using a bust of Elisabet Ney as a point of departure to produce a new work. Remixing permeates all art mediums, refashioning themes, ideas, and objects in new ways. We used state-of-the art technology to copy, alter, and fabricate the original into a new work. The resulting sculpture is an homage to Ney’s enduring legacy.

As a site-specific public work, Ney Remixed was placed at the entrance to the Elisabet Ney museum to engage the public in a discussion about new and old, original and remix, real and derivative, cultural theft and paying tribute.

This work was also used to explore how light-conductive materials (acrylic, fiber optics), durable outdoor materials (concrete, treated wood), and electronics (microcontroller, solar panel) could be used in combination to create temporary digital public art.

Materials: acrylic, wood, concrete, fiber optic filament, LEDs, microcontroller, solar panels

Dimensions: 3.5ft x 3.5 ft x 6ft

Exhibition: TEMPO Public Art Program 2016

Team: Lisa Woods, Rodolfo Magnus